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My 2.5 months old head is in the 10%. What does that mean?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:01 AM on Nov. 28, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • your baby has a smaller head then the average child.
    MoMMy2aDiVA08

    Answer by MoMMy2aDiVA08 at 12:02 AM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • it means 90% of babies his or her age has a bigger head. do not worry about it yet unless the doctor is worried. my friends baby's head was in the 20th for the first few months and now it is the 60th.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:03 AM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • is it proportional to her percentile in weight and length as well? even if not such, that means she is v. little still. talking to her much could help her neurons to fire and her brain would grow faster.
    i would be more worried were her head be on the other side - too big - as there could be water accumulationg under. all the thoghts and use up of h20 for 'chemical processes' prevents somehow it i think. mom - talk to her and sing and she will be fine.
    baby133

    Answer by baby133 at 12:14 AM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • My daughter's head measured in the 10th-15th percentile for the first 3 or 4 years of her life. But she was proportionate. Her height, weight, and head were all in the lower percentiles. Now she's in the 95th for height, 15th for weight, and 40th for head, so unless your pediatrician is concerned, it just means your child's head is a bit small right now but nothing to be overly concerned about.
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 12:45 AM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • It means that if you had 100 2.5mo olds in a room that about 90 of them would have a bigger head then your child does. If you child is around the 10th percentile in height and weight too then they are proportionate.
    Blueliner

    Answer by Blueliner at 12:52 AM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • I think it is just something they chart to see if there is a pattern that indicates a problem. For example, if the head doesn't grow in proportion to the rest of the body. Did the doctor say there was anything they were watching for at this point? Try not to dwell on it. Some of it is just genetic, like other things about a person's appearance. Look around at your adult friends and family members. Some people have bigger heads and some people have smaller heads. If there are no other indications of any problems, then it isn't something to worry about.
    BJoan

    Answer by BJoan at 8:15 AM on Nov. 28, 2009

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